A live CD, live DVD, or live disc is a CD or DVD containing a bootable computer operating system.

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Unable to create 12.04 boot CD or DVD

I am trying to upgrade my PC to 12.04, so I downloaded the .iso desktop file to burn onto a CD or DVD. Before creating the disk I first made a bootable USB stick (using pendrive), this worked fine in ...
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No operating system

I was upgrading my laptop (HP Pavilion dv6000) from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 and the power failed. Now I have no operating system stops at "checking battery state [OK] I'm sending this message from ...
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How to boot from CD / DVD and install from USB?

I've got an legacy Notebook (Toshiba Satellite 1110). I would like to install Lubuntu 14.04 . Unfortunately I was not able to boot from USB. The device is over 10 years old and has only got USB 1.x ...
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How do I get iperf on a Ubuntu 13.10 Live disc?

I have Ubuntu 13.10 running from a live DVD disc. Unfortunately it does not include the iperf tool, so it will need to be added separately. I already tried the command below. apt-get install iperf ...
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How can I install Ubuntu on a MacBook 6.1?

I would like to install Ubuntu on a MacBook 6.1 (MAC OSX 10.6.8), but I don't understand how to do so ... Boot Camp (v3.0.4) gives me a message «impossible de continuer le téléchargement. Le logiciel ...
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live cd installation

I downloaded ubuntu-12.04.4-dvd-i386.iso from Ubuntu website, and I burn an image on a dvd. now when I insert the dvd and restart my computer and booted it from the dvd I got a massage said: bootmngr ...
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Live DVD boot - lost Launcher in Unity

I wanted to check out the latest (12.04) version of Ubuntu to see if the Unity shell had improved, so I booted my Dell Latitude with a live DVD. My laptop is connected to a docking station, and I ...
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does live DVD totally erase windows?

I'm buying a new laptop august 13th, the Asus X551MAV-RCLN06 is the front runner. It has the Intel Celeron N2830 dual core processor, 4 gb ram. The two options with the Live DVD are to use the whole ...
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Live DVD ignored when booting

I want to resize the / partition of a computer, and for this I need to use a Live disk. I've downloaded the ubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64.iso file from the Ubuntu website, and I burned it onto a regular ...
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Lubuntu 13.10 missing Try without installation option

I just created a Lubuntu 13.10 LiveDVD via UNetbootin on my Ubuntu 13.04 system, in order to be able to use Lubuntu on an old work computer that runs slowly on Windows XP (a Dell Optiplex GOX 270, in ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 can't see my WiFi

I'm trying out Ubuntu 13.10 from a Live DVD. It does not detect my WiFi or any other WiFi that my Windows 8 always shows. I typed lspci -v in Terminal and here's what it says: Network Controller: ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu on computer via cd; no bootable device

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my desktop computer, a Dell Inspiron 530, intel core 2 duo. I burned the DVD on my friends computer, it verified correctly, but when I try to boot from CD/DVD drive, it ...
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Odd LiveCD error message that says “??? ???”

I have recently taken an interest in Ubuntu and considered putting it on my old computer that just manages to get over the minimum requirements. However, ever since the launch of 13.10, I have not ...
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Operating system not found after live DVD instalation

I Tried to install 13.04 from a live DVD after failing repeatedly to create a bootable usb. It says it installs and tells me to reboot but when I do refind can't find any bootable partitions. I ...
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Unable to boot to live DVD on Mac PowerBook G4

My mac is really old. The hardware sucks, but so does the software. I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit PowerPC on it, but whenever I try to boot to the live DVD, by either holding C' or ...
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Why doesn't my system boot from the installation disk?

In BIOS, I have set the CD drive as a priority boot drive. The DVD boots fine on my other desktop (Windows 7). My PC is a bit old, is this the problem? The DVD drive tries to boot but after a while, ...
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Fresh install of 64 bit 12.04 over 32 bit 11.10 alongside Windows 7

I currently have Ubuntu 11.10 32 bit and Windows 7 dual boot in separate partitions. I am trying to do a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit (mistakenly installed the 32 bit 11.10 a little while ...
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Laptop switches off during the installation process

I am installing Ubuntu 12.10 on an acer 5315 laptop. I have burned an image of the ISO on a DVD and when the disk boots everything looks like it is going according to plan. I choose the option to ...
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Trying to dual boot 12.04 on Mac from DVD but rEFIt only gives “boot from osx” option. How to fix?

I'm trying to dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 on my MacBook (which is a Mid 2007 model with Intel Core 2 dual and currently running Lion). I've burned the Ubuntu desktop ISO file to a 4.7GB DVD, installed ...
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My DVD installer has been loading for 20 mins

I have downloaded your DVD image. I have burnt it on a regular dvd. But it has been loading for 20 minutes already. I've installed Ubuntu on 5 computers at least, and this is the first time I face ...
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Creating an Alternate Install CD with pre installed users

I want to create my own customized Ubuntu derivative and this question already gave me a very good start. My requirements are quite specific I want to roll out a CD with Set of users who are ...
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The UBUNTU Graphics Catch 22

Trying to use a Live DVD to run Ubuntu 14.04.1, I get the "Monitor signal out of range" error. I hit ctrl-alt-F1 to bring up the command line. I do sudo nano /etc/default/grub and remove # from ...
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Multiple ISO in single bootable dvd

Its not just multiple Ubuntu distros in single dvd/usb as stated here or Ubuntu distos with other utility ISO's in a single dvd/usb I'm asking. I want to include Windows 7 or above version, Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu DVD Startup 'Fixes' Partition table - Wrongly assumes RAID - Corrupts disk partitions

Testdisk deep search is unable to detect the correct partition table for /dev/sdb, after starting the PC from DVD (Ubuntu 14.04 LTC Trusty Tahr - Release amd64 (20140417)), and experiencing the ...
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How to properly burn and install Ubuntu 13.10 from USB-stick or DVD?

A few months ago, I've downloaded the Ubuntu 13.10 .iso file and made an usb flashdrive of it. It did not work, the boot seemed to start (that purple screen shows up) but not the screen asking about ...
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Stuck on Ubuntu screen during installation of 12.10

From 12.04 I changed to win 8 consumer preview and now i want to go to 12.10, however i cant seem get past the Ubuntu loadingscreen( with the dots going from white to yellow etc.) it has taken more ...
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ubuntu 14.04LTS live dvd halfway laptop hanging

i try to boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 32-bit live DVD BIOS shows up, booting ubuntu starts Then teher is a white screen and no user interaction possible (for example Ctrl+Alt+Del, no reaction). The cursor ...
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If I burned a backup image of ubuntu onto a disk would it be possible to login to a live session of this?

I want to burn an image of my current ubuntu setup onto a thumb drive. My question is will it be possible to login to a live session of my ubuntu setup from the thumb drive.
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Problems with Ubuntu 14.04 DVDs, corrupted?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 from DVD, but I keep having problems with them. I have tried with default Ubuntu and with Ubuntu Gnome. In both cases, whenever I try to demo or install ubuntu and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 DVD Installation not Loading

I am currently running Xubuntu 13.10, and have burned Ubuntu 14.04 onto a DVD. Whenever I put the DVD into the disk dive and turn on my laptop the Xubuntu start screen appears, instead of the Ubuntu ...
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Windows 8 not recognised when installing Ubuntu 14.04

Blockquote This question already has an answer here: How do I install Ubuntu beside Windows 7 using “Something Else”? 3 answers I recently got a laptop that came pre-installed with Windows 8. ...
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stuck in low graphics mode in Live CD as well as in normal boot after insatllation of Ubuntu14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.But it got stuck with error System is running in low graphics mode in live Cd booting as well as in normal booting.I tried all the suggestions in ubuntu forums. Can any one ...
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Installing ubuntu alongside windows 7 doesn't work

So I want to install Ubuntu alongside my windows 7 and i can't. If i install it from windows it works, but when i reboot my computer it just says something like put the disc in and reboot and then ...
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Unable to access “Ubuntu 14.04 LTS amd64” ISO burned DVD

Burned the ISO on at least 3 different drives but none will mount? Unable to access “Ubuntu 14.04 LTS amd64” DVD: Mount exited with non-zero exit status 32: mount: unknown filesystem type 'iso9660' ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 DVD installation results in infinite loop connected to radeon evergreen startup

I'm trying to DVD install Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 on my laptop. However, the DVD installer boot runs into an infinite loop when it tries to initialize the Radeon GPU, like this: [drm:r600_u] ERROR UVD not ...
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Installing Ubuntu onto an empty hard disk, using OSX

I have been trying to install Ubuntu on an empty hard disk in my desktop computer, using a DVD, burned from an .iso. I used a Mac to download and burn the DVD several times again, using fresh ...
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Trying Ubuntu from live DVD: hangs and/or gives “unable to find a medium…” error

I have an older desktop (general specs below) that I want to "Try Ubuntu" (12.04.4, i386) on using the live DVD before I install. However, I'm having several issues. The first few times, after ...
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Live DVD does not boot even after disabling Fast Boot and Secure Boot

I'm trying to install ubuntu with a Live DVD, i'm running ELementary OS at the moment. My Live DVD was burnt in the correct way. I've already disabled Fast boot, Secure boot, Intel smart response ...
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Any chance of installing Ubuntu on existing bcache device formatted with btrfs?

I setup my system with btrfs as root file system to be able to install additional Linux systems later on (each with separate and small /boot partition) on separate subvolumes. Then I light-heartedly ...
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Recovery DVD with more than 1 Linux recovery tool

I may have a difficult question. I want to make a ultimate recovery dvd with CloneZilla, Bootrepair, Ubuntu livedvd and maybe some other tools. My question is how to make the boot so I can choose ...
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How backup data from ubuntu using a livedvd with another ubuntu

I use a dual boot between Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 . I cant have acess to my ubuntu, and I would like to backup its data from another ubutu bootable. When I look in the partition of the HD that has ...
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DVD Drive functioning only with Ubuntu OS

Recently, I cleaned and assembled an Acer Laptop and attempted to install Windows 7 Ultimate (factory OS). However, the DVD Drive, an Opticarc DVD RW AD-7585H SATA, doesn't boot the DVD. I took it ...
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The iso image made with remastersys boot only with the livecd mode

I have made an image of my ubuntu 12.04 system with remastersys but the only problem is that i can install it. When i take "the live boot option" or only "the intallation mode" I just have the live ...
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installing 13.04 on a 250gb internal, recognized by windows 7 and bios but not ubuntu

i've tried formatting it, deleting volumes and leaving it unformatted, partitioning, no dice. i'm a complete newb and this is my first time installing.